Federal employees and annuitants will face higher premiums for their health care in 2016 than in recent years.
Following several years of effort and months of negotiation to earn the support of Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), a bipartisan group of senators introduced the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act this morning.
A trio of high-profile events last week – the U.S. visit of Pope Francis, the state dinner of Chinese President Xi Jinping, and the United Nations (UN) General Assembly meeting in New York – required a massive security operation and tested the limits of federal law enforcement and homeland security agencies and personnel.
The visit of Pope Francis to Washington, Philadelphia, and New York has been designated a National Special Security Event (NSSE), requiring significant planning and coordination by federal, state, and local law enforcement officials.
The confluence of a lack of progress on annual appropriations and a political battle over federal funding for women’s health organization Planned Parenthood is threatening to shut the government down after September 30 for the second time in two years.